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Since its release, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” the autobiography of former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Dr. Robert M. Gates, has been both a best-seller and the topic of intense conversations across the country. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the book will also be the focal point of Gates’s presentation at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.

 

Despite a challenging economic climate that forecast the possibility of deep cuts to the 2011-2012 fiscal budget, The University of Southern Mississippi has not just survived but thrived in the face of adversity.

 

That was the message Southern Miss President Martha Saunders delivered to faculty, staff and students Thursday, Sept. 8 at Bennett Auditorium for the fall 2011 convocation, in which she also pointed to a number of achievements the university had tallied in the past year.
 

A social media conference, PubCampMS, will be held Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the R.C. Cook University Union on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

This conference will focus on both the foundations of public media and the uses of social media for students, faculty and staff at Southern Miss. Last year's PubCamp was held at the offices of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and featured sessions such as Social Media and Disaster Response, Social Media and Business, Teaching Kids Social Media and Libraries Creating Context.

Dr. Terry Hazen, a leading authority on oil biodegradation will deliver a free seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL).

Financial security and career success are worthy personal goals. But the message University of Southern Mississippi spring 2011 commencement speakers delivered to graduates was to go even further by using their education and skills to leave a legacy they can look back on with pride.

 

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who served as governor of Mississippi from 1988-1992, and 10th District Chancery Court Judge Deborah Gambrell gave the keynote addresses at the morning and afternoon graduate ceremonies, respectively, at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus Friday.

Improved collaboration could well be the best possible cure for Mississippi’s health woes.

 

Such was the consensus of those assembled for the first Mississippi Health Summit held on April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

A renewed emphasis on local farming, including small gardens established and cultivated by individuals in their own backyards, can improve the financial and physical health of the country.

 

That was the message from Allan Nation, featured speaker at Wednesday’s first spring 2011 semester EcoEagle Lecture at The University of Southern Mississippi,sponsored by the university’s Office of Sustainability.

Creating sustainable communities will be the highlighted topic in the first of several upcoming IMPACT Southern Miss forums scheduled at The University of Southern Mississippiin Hattiesburg.

Students for Human Rights, (SHR) a student-led organization at The University of Southern Mississippi, is joining forces with the American Red Cross to sponsor the Red Cross Humanitarian Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Trent Lott Center.

Eleanor Clift, one of Washington’s best known journalists, will present“Countdown to 2012: the Road Ahead” at The University of Southern Mississippi Forum Lecture Series Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Mary Libby Payne believes Joseph Anderson Cook, her grandfather and the first president of The University of Southern Mississippi, would share her deep pride in how far the institution has come from its humble beginnings as a teacher’s college.

Cook might not have imagined, but surely would be delighted, that his granddaughter will serve as the commencement speaker for the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Michael DeArmey, professor of philosophy, will deliver the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professorship lecture at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 in Gonzales Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

An expert on American political thought will address a topic that scholars have debated for centuries – the role of race in American democracy.

Dr. Marek Steedman, assistant professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present “Race and Liberty In Tocqueville’s America” at 4 p.m., Mon., Nov. 15 in Gonzales Auditorium.

Nobel Laureate and renowned physicist Eric Cornell will share his expertise with the general public during a lecture on Nov. 30 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Angela Brav, chief operating officer of InterContinental Hotels Group North America, implored students to “be relentlessly self-aware” during an hour-long address at the Thad Cochran Center on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

Brav spoke to a packed room composed primarily of business students on Thursday, Nov. 4 before making another stop in Hattiesburg to address a women’s leadership conference.

Angela Brav, COO of InterContinental Hotels Group, North America, will share her experiences as a business executive during two appearances in Hattiesburg on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for residents with and without disabilities in George and surrounding counties.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Career Services hosted its second “Careers in Law” panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the Thad Cochran Center.

The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a free disability awareness Webinar for media professionals at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 4.